Monthly Archives: November 2010

Democracy? – just where do you think decisions are made?

The British public are still under the illusion that they live in a democracy. We are told that because we get to vote for elected representatives, that is democratic. Well that’s true, to an extent. It only becomes true if … Continue reading

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The big game gathers pace

I have been disturbed for the past few weeks. An underlying feeling of apprehension that something is going to give way. Its nothing personal to me, its more a general sense of foreboding, something so serious that it will change … Continue reading

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RIP Freedom of Speech

Crossposted from Witterings from Witney RIP Freedom of Speech! “A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.“ Granville Hicks (1901-1982) Probably long forgotten, but on 28th November 2008, Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28 November … Continue reading

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Press Release – Andrew Withers new LPUK Party Leader

UPDATED 1/12/10 I am informed that now Andrew Withers has been elected as Leader of the Libertarian Party, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills through their solicitors Osborne Clarke, has filed a new application to the court … Continue reading

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UK Govt issues D-Notice on latest Wikileaks material

UK Government has issued a “D-notice” warning to all UK editors asking to be briefed on upcoming #WikiLeaks stories (D-notice is type 1 & 5) My understanding of D-Notices are that they are not legally enforceable, and only apply to … Continue reading

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Big Society? Nah, people do it so much better

Whilst ministers and their hangers-on travel around the country at vast expense trying to explain the nirvana of the Big Society, people are out there doing it for themselves, much much better. Take this site, (run by volunteers who could … Continue reading

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ACTA – The greatest power giveaway in History

Updated 25/11/10 Well the dumb-asses went and did it. MEPs passed a resolution effectively approving the ACTA with 331 votes in favour, 294 against, and 11 abstentions. Sovereignty. It is one of those rights that you are born with, that … Continue reading

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Libertarian Party v The Government – latest

Following attempts by the Coalition to bar Andrew Withers from becoming Leader of the Libertarian Party we have taken legal advice and requested clarification from the Electoral Commission on the legality or otherwise of the government’s actions. I have previously … Continue reading

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Stockholm programme creates EU State mechanisms

On Tuesday, the European Parliament will be voting on the Stockholm Programme. You can see it here in the EP Agenda for next week, 22-25th November in Strasbourg. Listed as: Civil, commercial, family and private international law aspects of the … Continue reading

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The Conservative soft sell isnt conservative at all.

The sharper eyed amongst you will have noticed that I used a ‘C’ and ‘c’ in the title, that was deliberate to indicate that the ‘C’ party is not selling conservatism. Politics is a constant battle to win the hearts … Continue reading

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